Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2019
On the wrist or on the water at the Bol d’Or Mirabaud (BOM), Hublot is poised to keep track of the new records set at the 81st edition of the world’s largest regatta on an inland lake. This competition is famously difficult, owing to the lake itself and the variety of winds experienced on it, turning its waters from navy blue to steel grey. These two colours feature on the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2019, in recognition that the Bol d’Or, like Hublot, is an icon of Swissness. It is an example of innovation, and a symbol of performance and passion.
The winds on Lake Geneva are unpredictable. From a gentle breeze to high winds, Lake Geneva is known for its thermals which can change dramatically in the course of a day’s racing, spanning all four seasons in one day. Considered to be the most important race in international sailing, the Bol d’O Mirabaud attracts experienced sailors and amateurs alike. In addition, the race brings together multihulls (D35,M2, Easy to Fly, etc.) monohulls, monotypes and prototypes, all driven by this same passion for water and limit-testing. Not only is it a game of patience and strategy, but the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is also the most complicated regatta of the year to win. It is a race which has become iconic.
Like an innovation lab, the race is a test which sees new sailboats tackle the waters of Lake Geneva each year. In tribute to this powerful and unpredictable lake, Hublot has combined shades of blue which are part of the Bol d’Or’s history and its fascination. This watch, made from titanium, features an elegant colourway of navy blue and steel grey. TheClassic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2019isthe fusion of elegance and power.
This self-winding chronograph is a Swiss watch designed using innovative technologies. Measuring 45 mm in diameter and powered by the HUB 1143 movement, it offers a 42-hour power reserve–long enough to finish the race even with no wind (the slowest time on record is 31 hours and 54 minutes). It features a grey dial with sun ray satin-finish and two blue chronograph counters, which are circular-grained satin-finished, at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. It is paired with a blue rubber strap incorporating grey technical fabric with blue stitching.
Available as a limited edition of 81 pieces, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2019 has been gifted to the winners of the Bol d’Or Challenge, the Bol de Vermeil and the ACVL-SRS Trophy: Ladycat Powered by Spindrift Racing, Rafficaet Modulo 93 Matière Grise.
26 – The number of boats that competed in the first regatta in 1939.
81 – The total of numbered Classic Fusion Chronograph “Bold’Or Mirabaud 2019″pieces in this limited edition, marking the 81st Bol d’Or race which will be held on 14-16 June 2019.
125 – The distance, in kilometres, covered by the boats crossing Lake Geneva, from Geneva to LeBouveret and back, making the race the world’s biggest regatta on an inland lake!
500 – The number of sailboats competing on the waters.
2013 – The year that marks Hublot’s appointment as official timekeeper.